Showtime on Tuesday renewed its midseason trio of Shameless,
House of Lies and Californication for new seasons.
Viewership is up for the series, as Shameless has
improved 22% over last season, averaging 5.4 million weekly viewers across
platforms; Californication has risen 21% to average 3.1 million weekly
viewers and sophomore comedy House of Lies is up 10% year-over-year with
3.2 million weekly viewers.
Each series returned to series-high viewership for their
Jan. 13 premieres.
"Californication, House of Lies, and Shameless
possess highly distinctive comedic voices, and given that all three continue to
grow their audience season after season -- the pick-up decision was easy,"
said David Nevins, president of entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. "I
am incredibly excited to see what each of these series has in store for their